Year: 1980 (53rd) Academy Awards
Film Title: The Empire Strikes Back
Winner: Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Peter Sutton
Presenter: Bernadette Peters, Billy Dee Williams
Date & Venue: March 31, 1981; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
It takes the creative talents of a lot of people to create a soundtrack of the likes of "The Empire Strikes Back." So Steve and Gregg and Peter and I must share these awards tonight with a long list of people, which we will have to skip a few, of course. Particularly, producers George Lucas and Gary Kurtz, Irvin Kershner, the fabulous Ben Burtt who creates the terrific sound of "The Empire." All of the people at the Samuel Goldwyn sound facility, particularly Don Rogers and John Bonner and Ernie and Dave. Our special right- and left-hand man, Kevin O'Connell. My dear Suzy* and Lisa, who somehow tolerate the insanity of all this. Don Didge [Don Digirolamo] and the guys at the Dolby Labs. And you, for so honoring us tonight. Thank you.
I'd like to thank the Academy for this. This is my first. I'm very nervous. I would like to thank George Lucas, Gary Kurtz, Ben Burtt and the entire editorial staff that worked behind us. The magic worked on the show. And thank you.
This is quite an honor. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
[*Spelling not confirmed.]
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